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Burning of Woody Debris Near Williams Lake to Reduce Wildfire Risks

Smoke and flames may be visible from Williams Lake and surrounding communities as BC Wildfire Service crews plan to burn piles of woody debris over the next six weeks.

“This is part of an ongoing fuel management project in the area of Fox Mountain and Airport Road,” said fire information officer Jessica Mack.

“Firefighters could start igniting the piles as early as today and as late as April 30.”

Crews will be on-site with firefighting equipment to monitor and control the burns at all times.

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“By removing this material, less fuel will be available to burn in the event of a wildfire and any such fire will burn with less intensity,” Mack said.

The one treatment will cover about 20.4 hectares north of the Fox Moutain subdivision north of Gannett Road and Pheasant Drive.

The other treatment covers about three hectares south of Williams Lake Regional Airport, southeast of the junction of Radio Range Road and Airport Road.

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